Six, Including 3 Delhi Police Personnel, Held for Arranging Proxy During Constable Recruitment Exam
Officials reported the arrest of six individuals, including three Delhi Police personnel, on Wednesday for their involvement in cheating, impersonation, and subversion during the constables recruitment examination. The accused have been identified as Parveen (29) and Shikha (29) from Haryana, Vishal Kumar (29), Radhe Shyam (47), Mohit Kumar Baliyan (43) from Uttar Pradesh, and Vikas Kumar (22) from Uttarakhand.
According to a senior police officer, it was alleged that during the 2020 recruitment of Delhi Police constables (executive) exam, a candidate named Arjun Singh fraudulently cleared his online test. Further investigation revealed that Singh had engaged a proxy to take the exam on his behalf, leaving the examination center after only 10 minutes. The impersonator, resembling Singh, then completed the online test. Singh reportedly paid Rs nine lakh for the arrangement of this proxy.
During the interrogation, Singh disclosed that Praveen, a suspect, appeared in his place with the help of a lab staff member from the examination center. Additionally, Baliyan had tampered with the CCTV footage of the venue, and Shyam and Vikas assisted the impersonator in entering the examination venue based on Baliyan's instructions.
The investigation led to the arrest of lab staff members Shyam, Vikas, and Baliyan. Two constables, Vikas and Shikha, were also arrested after their involvement was discovered during the investigation. They admitted that probationer sub-inspector Praveen had appeared in the examination in their place.
Police revealed that Parveen had previously worked at the irrigation department in Haryana for three years before being selected as a sub-inspector in the Delhi Police in November of the previous year. Vishal disclosed that he met Shikha in 2020 at Mangolpuri police station, where she offered to help him clear the exam in exchange for money. Both Vishal and Shikha were selected for the constable position in 2019.
It is evident that a complex web of cheating and impersonation had taken place during the constables recruitment examination, leading to the arrests of the involved individuals from different states.